Ellen Lumpkin, PhD
State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture
Ellen A. Lumpkin is a Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology and of Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of physiology & cellular biophysics, an Affiliate Investigator in the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and Co-Director of the Thompson Family Foundation Initiative in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy & Sensory Neuroscience at Columbia University. Lumpkin’s research focuses on molecules, cells and neural signals that give rise to skin sensations such as touch, pain and itch. Dr. Lumpkin earned her BS in Animal Science from Texas Tech University and performed her PhD training in neuroscience with Dr. A. James Hudspeth at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Rockefeller University. She completed her postdoctoral training in physiology & biophysics with Dr. Jonathon Howard at the University of Washington.